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 Aka Raku Chawan by Raku Kichizaemon Konyu XII          sold already



Up for sale is this special example of the beauty of Raku ware, a pottery tradition born more than 400 years ago in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, from the collaboration between great tea master Sen Rikyu (1522-1591) and a potter named Chojiro ( - 1592), the forebear of the great Raku family of potters.

This particular chawan (tea bowl) was made by the 12th bearer of the Raku name, Raku Kichizaemon Konyu (1857-1932), whose works are not very diversified but who created serene introvert vessels, usually in (aka) red.

This chawan of Konyu is in good condition and comes with the original box, which bears his sign.

Size: 2,9'' height, 4,5'' length, 4,7'' width


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Hagi chawan by great Saka Koraizaemon IX         sold already


I present a Hagi chawan from the Koraizaemon Saka family, offered with the original wood box, dating from the Meiji Period


No cracks and repairs.

Size: 7,9 cm in height x 12 cm in diameter.

The first Hagi wares, a glazed, high-fired stoneware, originated with the Korean potter Li Kyong. He was brought back to Japan by Lord Mori Terumoto after the invasion of Korea in 1593. Many potting centers in Western Japan, such as Agano, Takatori and Satsuma, date their beginnings to the same period and for the same reasons. Local daimyo were not only focused on war activities but also on the world in a chashitsu (tea hut) and were intent on setting up potteries to supply the needed chadogu (tea utensils). Li made pots in the same manner of Korean peasant bowls, those which later came to be called Ido Chawan. He changed his name to Koraizaemon and took the family name Saka; this potting dynasty is still active in Hagi today. In the year Kanbun 3 (1663) a new kiln was founded near Hagi in Matsumoto by the first Kyusetsu, Miwa Chubei Toshisada. Both his and the Saka family served the Mori daimyo until the Meiji Restoration (1868).

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Japanese Hagi Chawan Meiji Period with box        sold already





This is a wonderful tea bowl of Japanese Hagi Ware, which was made about 100 years ago.

The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. Some natural glaze cracks, which were intentionally created in the time of the firing process, are very nice. This bowl has an authentic wabi sabi taste.

Hagi Ware is a type of Japanese pottery most identifiable for its humble forms and use of translucent white glaze. It originated in the early 17th century with the introduction of potters brought back from Japanese invasions of Korea. The local daimyo of the time were very interested in tea ceremony and funded production of this ware. Potters mix different types of local clay. The most standard result is a pink-orange color, called Korean clay. Wares are formed on the wheel and decorated with translucent glaze made of feldspar and ash. The signature chip located on the bottom is a local tradition from the late Edo period when potters would deliberately mark their wares in order to sell them to merchants instead of presenting them as gifts to the Mori clan.

We offer this tea bowl with a high quality wood box.

Size: 11,7cm diameter x 9,3cm height.


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Tanba Chawan with natural cracks 120 years Meiji Period      sold already






We like to offer you this hand shaped Tanba Chawan with natural glaze cracks. It was made during Meiji Period and is 120 years old.

As shown in the pictures, it's in good condition for its age. The foot of the bottom has a small chip (Please refer to the last picture to check it), but it does not diminish its beauty.

Tanba Ware originated approximately 800 years ago and has played an essential role in people's daily lives, as well as becoming sought after as artwork in recent years. Its distinguishing feature is its simplicity and absence of decorative flourishes. It consists mainly of tableware made for daily use, made with a view to being a part of daily life.

Practical knowledge about daily life was drawn on in making Tanba-yaki pottery, so that the finished product is easy to use, and to the touch imparts a sense of the warmth of the earth and of the people.

Size: Dia. max. 5.2-5.9"(13.3-14.9 cm) x 3.5"(9.0 cm).


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Samurai Tea Bowl with Silver glaze     395 $


Meiji Era (around 1910) Samurai Tea Bowl with fantastic painting, marked on the bottom 'Heian'.

White porcelain from Kyo ware is coated with vivid silver glaze and a handpainting of ocean, clouds and a kabuto (a Japanese amor samurai helmet).


Kabuto is a type of helmet first used by ancient Japanese warriors, and in later periods, they became an important part of the traditional Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and their retainers in feudal Japan.


Great wooden box included.

Size: 6,5cm height, 13,5cm diameter.

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Covered Tea Cup of Kutani with great ao chibu     395 $


This is a wonderful Japanese covered tea cup of Kutani Ware. It was made 150 years ago.

It has a vivid and strong granular hand painting called 'ao chibu'.

The cup has painted kanji letters on the inside. No chips, cracks or repairs.

The tea cup will be sold together with its antique wood box.

Size: 3,8'' height x 3,2'' width.

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